There are plenty of things that we love in life but I think at the top of the list for most of us are babies and Christmas. When you combine the two of those together, however, you have some irresistible adorableness.
Perhaps that is why a volunteer organization known as the Blue Bird Auxiliary has been caring for babies at the holiday in a rather unique way for years. It happens at the Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
If a baby is born at that hospital any time starting 12 days before Christmas, they are put in a Christmas stocking before they are sent home with their parents. This is been going on for more than 50 years!
Along with the adorable stocking, they also are given a red and white striped stocking hat. It’s really something you have to see for yourself, and fortunately, we have it for you in this video:
This tradition got its start in 1964 when volunteers started sewing the little stockings. The original newborn that was put in the stocking has actually become somewhat of a local celebrity.
The auxiliary shared the following on Facebook: “The Blue Bird Sewing Committee had a fantastic morning being recognized for their long-standing tradition of making stockings for babies to go home in. Channel 4 Meteorologist Siohbain Anders joined us for the interview. She was the first baby ever back in 1964 to go home in a Blue Bird stocking.”
The original organization got it started in 1920 when a small church group was formed. They wanted to give freely of themselves to help alleviate the suffering of mankind. They also promise to perform their duties “willingly with love and compassion.”
The group does more than make baby stockings. A variety of other projects are cared for by the group, including working at the gift shop, saying hello to patients, and answering telephones.SKM: below-content placeholder